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Vision

To inspire African, Caribbean and Black nurses to address racism and discrimination and advocate for equity within the healthcare systems in a meaningful way

 

Mission

Bringing individuals together to advocate for African, Caribbean and Black nurses, and Black communities in British Columbia.

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Objectives

  1. To understand the experiences, challenges, barriers and health needs of African, Caribbean and Black people living in BC and the broad systemic impacts of racism and discrimination on health

  2. To generate funding opportunities focusing on improving the experience of African, Caribbean and Black people accessing healthcare in BC.

  3. To increase the visibility and representation of African, Caribbean and Black nurses at the forefront of decision-making processes in health, academia, research and governmental organisations

  4. To raise awareness of African, Caribbean and Black nurses in BC and their scholarship 

  5. To foster mentorship and networking among African, Caribbean and Black nurses in BC to advance their careers 

  6. To promote professional development opportunities for African, Caribbean and Black nurses in BC

  7. To provide a safe and confidential space for African, Caribbean and Black communities to raise their concerns within the health system

  8. To influence policy-making by providing consultancy and collaborating with professional organisations to address racism and discrimination experienced by African, Caribbean and Black nurses in BC 

  9. To educate healthcare and academic organisations about addressing anti-Black racism and discrimination within nursing

  10. To partner with the African, Caribbean and Black grassroots community organisations in health promotion